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Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
21 September, 2018 05:24
Walcott will be fired up to prove a point.
But then it is so easy to shunt him away in a blind alley.
And after a few hefty tackles from Xhaka, Torreira and Sokratis, he will disappear.

But Richarlison is a different kind of animal and let's hope after 3 games layoff, he had lost his match sharpness.

Torreira or Elneny needed to start to provide steel in the middle and I will fancy Xhaka in the middle to stabilise the midfield with Iwobi-Laca-Ozil as Forward-3 with enough flair to open up Everton ageing Back-4.

................................Cech

...Bellerin ... Mustafi ... Sokratis ... Monreal

.............Elneny ............... Torreira

...Ozil.................... Xhaka..............Iwobi

............................ Lacazette

We have enough goal-scoring threat in Ozil, Laca, Iwobi and Xhaka.

What we need is to plug the leaky defence with Elneny-Torreira as Double Pivot.
Both of them concentrate on winning the ball and to execute a quick and simple pass for Forward-3 to do their job.

Xhaka is better playing forward and he has spatial awareness to defend high up, breaking up plays and with Elneny-Torreira sweeping behind him, our defence is instantly tighten up.

Ramsey will disrupt the balancee in the team with his slow play and lack of spatial awareness, and really he has a slow brain to play with his head up and to glimpse the tactical situation and execute the correct pass with proper weightage.

Ozil, Mkhi and Xhaka are ahead of him; not forgetting Iwobi who can play in the middle.

And with Smith-Rowe and AMN pushing for a starting role, the value of Ramsey had diminished in Emery quick-tempo and high pressing game.
I don't see a future for him and believe he will leave in January 2019 or just another greedy git running down his contract and leave on a Bosman in the summer.

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
younghansolo (IP Logged)
21 September, 2018 21:15
I don't see us having knay clean sheets this season. Not until we sort out our midfield strategy anyways

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
Boston Gooner (IP Logged)
22 September, 2018 11:49
Quote:
younghansolo
I don't see us having knay clean sheets this season. Not until we sort out our midfield strategy anyways



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Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
23 September, 2018 14:25
Line up against Everton. Hopefully with Torreira starting, we will be able to keep a clean sheet.

Cech, Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Torreira, Ramsey, Ozil, Lacazette, Aubameyang

Subs: Elneny, Leno, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Welbeck, Guendouzi, Iwobi

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
SuperRob (IP Logged)
23 September, 2018 15:09
Xhaka given the ball away cheaply 2 times already to gift Everton clear cut chances.

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
Trent2000 (IP Logged)
23 September, 2018 15:23
Yes and Ramsey Hollywood@#$%&again.

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
SuperRob (IP Logged)
23 September, 2018 15:35
Ramsey is just ineffective in the number 10 position

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
Trent2000 (IP Logged)
23 September, 2018 15:48
Cech keeping us in this match, by far.

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
Gunnersingh1 (IP Logged)
23 September, 2018 15:54
Ramsey shpuod be subbed for Iwobi anf Laca off for Welbeck.

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
Gooner Sod (IP Logged)
23 September, 2018 15:55
Why is Mykhi not on the bench? Surely he'd be better than Ramsey or Ozil who have been poor. Iwobi will be an option.

Xhaka needs to wake up, too casual against a team trying to press us.

Cech has been impressive.

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
tigerline (IP Logged)
23 September, 2018 16:04
I don’t care about the clean sheet ... I am just desperate to win this match.

Cech saving us so far.
WE
NEED
GOALS

Agreed with need to replace Ramsey.
I still don’t get the reason for Xhaka’s presence.
Praying for Holding.
Moss will be baited into carding Torreira by the diving cheats... Watch.

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
Zainy (IP Logged)
23 September, 2018 16:23
Lol. 2 Ramsey assists in 3 minutes

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
Gooner Sod (IP Logged)
23 September, 2018 16:25
Quote:
Zainy
Lol. 2 Ramsey assists in 3 minutes

Second one, he slipped whilst shooting and almost messed it up. Very lucky the lineman didn't spot the offside.

Laca goal has changed the game. That's why its important to get both him and Auba together.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 23/09/2018 16:51 by Gooner Sod.

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
Gooner Sod (IP Logged)
23 September, 2018 16:52
Good result and a clean sheet!

Cech and Toreirra had a great game.

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
tigerline (IP Logged)
23 September, 2018 16:53
It is no accident that we got the clean sheet with Torreira starting and anchoring the defence.

Cech was MOTM.

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
23 September, 2018 18:17
Quote:
tigerline
It is no accident that we got the clean sheet with Torreira starting and anchoring the defence.
Cech was MOTM.
Agree, only problem was that midfield less effective at playmaking



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
litmus (IP Logged)
23 September, 2018 18:25
I thought Ramsey, Mustafi and Ozil was both particularly poor again today. Ramsey especially kept losing the ball, and doesn't have the pace to get away. As for his "assists", he was just lucky. First one was all Laca, the second one, was a slip. If Ramsey is not scoring I am not sure what he adds.

When is Kos due back??

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
SA-Gunner (IP Logged)
23 September, 2018 21:29
Singh disappears after yet another good performance by Laca and Cech

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
23 September, 2018 23:24
He’ll ignore that fact and just mutter that he’s been proven right again because Ramsey was poor.



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
24 September, 2018 08:35
Well Ramsey might have been poor but his were the two assists, and if Lacca had taken another, which he should have, it would have been three.
So in ice skating terms Ramsey was a five, but in football effectiveness the impact was a ten



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
litmus (IP Logged)
24 September, 2018 13:57
Quote:
Padre Pio
Well Ramsey might have been poor but his were the two assists, and if Lacca had taken another, which he should have, it would have been three.
So in ice skating terms Ramsey was a five, but in football effectiveness the impact was a ten

I can accept this. Can we sum it up as poor overall but effective when it mattered?

 
Re: Match against Everton - Time to keep a clean-sheet?
SuperRob (IP Logged)
25 September, 2018 15:22
I think it's quite generous to give Ramsey any credit for lacazettes goal. Torreira deserves credit though for anticipating where the ball was going and playing a good and difficult pass to Ramsey. All Aaron had to do was turn and play a simple pass and laca did the rest.

The second goal he does deserve some credit for getting in that position and rescuing ozil by making something of a terrible decision to pass to someone in a worse position than he was in and terrible execution to play the pass behind him. Really ozil should have just scored himself. He had so much time and was under no pressure


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